Self-Paced Six Sigma eLearning courses cost $700 at the starting point per student. Group purchase discounts are available.
A: The cost for Six Sigma training and certification will depend on the belt color you want to train for, the organizations from which you get training and certification, and the particular Six Sigma methodology to which you subscribe. Since Six Sigma can be loosely defined by organizations, many variables can impact your expenses. Generally, you can expect costs and time requirements to rise in correlation with higher degrees of belt certification, and hundreds can be spent for training and certification for each employee.
A: At its core, the concept of Six Sigma provides a road map for excellence and near-perfection for a company's operations. Using data and statistical analysis, employers and employees can continuously improve upon a company's processes to produce fewer defects, experience fewer variables, reduce waste and costs, increase profits, and improve upon customer satisfaction. The successful application of Six Sigma requires that its proponents flawlessly follow a prescribed methodology, welcome change, and expertly work together. For some businesses, the adoption of Six Sigma can influence the very culture of a company.
A: Six Sigma training is intended to prepare professionals to take exams for certification, showing that they’re experts in these process management techniques. Training criteria can vary depending on whether professionals are preparing to test for Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma certification and the particular belt color desired. While some organizations and programs bundle training and certification, it can be prudent and sometimes less expensive to get training from third-party providers. Eligibility requirements for certification can be contingent upon the belt color pursued and can include work experience, formal education, or official project completions.
A: Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that seeks to improve the process of production and, ultimately, customer satisfaction. Adherents to the methodology regularly analyze business processes for unnecessary variances and waste using the mnemonic device “DOWNTIME.” While Six Sigma can focus on the manufacturing process, Lean Six Sigma can be applied to additional aspects of a business and can even affect a company’s culture. Earning a yellow, green, or black belt in Lean Six Sigma consists of two steps: preparing for the certification exam (often by taking courses like ours) and passing the test, which is administered by a third-party credentialing organization.